Empowering the Women of Horticulture

Current and emerging female leaders in the Australian horticulture industry can now apply for a leadership development scholarship valued up to $10,941.

The scholarship, which is celebrating its second year, is funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), with the scholarship grants covering up to 60 per cent of the cost of the following three types of training programs:

  • The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program
  • The Executive Ready Program
  • The Advanced Leadership Program

Participants will learn skills such as heightened presence and influence, managing team dynamics and driving performance and leading innovation and change.

With positive shifts already seen in the attitudes towards women in horticulture, Hort innovation and NGIV hope to encourage more women into taking leadership roles within the industry.

The funding is available to individuals and groups of employees who own or work within businesses that pay a levy to Hort Innovation.

Expressions of interest close on Friday, 7 December at 5pm AEDT, for more information and to apply follow the links:

Apply via the WLA website, visit www.wla.edu.au/horticulture.html

For more information about the partnership with Hort Innovation, click here  

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Friends of Burnley Garden – Plant Sale, Wednesday 29th August

FOBG regular plant sales are great source of funds for the gardens, and a way for gardeners to obtain a variety of well-grown, healthy plants at very competitive prices. The  Propagation Group grows a range of garden-worthy and sometimes unusual plants, including shrubs, climbers, perennials and vegetables.  Included in the FOBG perennial range is a fine collection of salvias. 

Wednesday 29th, August
12:00 – 3:00pm

Choose from a selection of native and exotic deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs,
perennials, bulbs, succulents, indoor and food plants

Location – outside the Student Union Building

Parking on Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) No car access to campus.

Funds raised go to Burnley Gardens Projects – see “Achievements” section of website for details.  For more info go to this link.

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BBM Youth Support – Horticultural Awards

BBM Youth Support Awards open for applications 

BBM Youth Support is offering one $8,000 Award to young horticulturalists aged 16-23, designed to help the successful applicant develop specialist skills and widen their networks overseas. Upon their return, awardees are then encouraged to share these skills, enriching communities as role models, mentors, teachers and employers.

If you are eligible and between the ages of 16 and 23 and are passionate about developing your skills overseas, please apply using the link below.

https://www.bbm.asn.au/awards/award-categories/horticulture/

Applications close in August – please contact Melanie 02 9233 4005 for exact date-  and are judged by a panel of selectors from a number of horticulture institutions, and BBM Youth Support.

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Gardens of India & Kashmir

Friends of Burnley Garden Inc invite you to a talk by Warwick Forge on the Gardens of India & Kashmir.  For more details please see this flyer.

 

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Professional Development Workshops delivered by Dirtscape Dreaming

Deciding on a career change comes after years of yearning, searching, reflection and determination. The journey into Landscape Design has many varied pathways, often leaving a chasm of learning yet to be discovered, with no guide. Many dreams fall into this chasm and yet the way through is known, just not shared. It’s time that changed, to give flight to what really ignites you.

Dirtscape Dreaming is offering a number of workshops and a seminar to facilitate your career change.  For more details please follow this link.

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GMCT Rose Pruning Workshops : July 2018

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is hosting Rose Pruning Workshops at three of its Memorial sites:  Fawkner, Lilydale,  and Altona

Sessions will be held at the same time/dates across all sites:

  • Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10-11am
  • Thursday 5 July 2018, 1-2pm

For more details check out their website.

 

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Tree Project Update – 10 Year Commemoration Planting Day, Saturday 2nd June, 2018

You may remember EWHA’s involvement with the Tree Project back in 2013.  The Tree Project Team is looking for help to do more planting to finish work on the site.

In readiness for the 10 Year Commemoration of Black Saturday in February next year, work on the site at the Blacksmiths’ Tree continues. The first of the activities include making sure the indigenous garden looks beautiful by February.

Stringybark Nursery have been busy nurturing pots of seedlings and have lots ready for the site at the Blacksmiths’ Tree.
We’re planting the seedlings on Saturday morning 2 June from about 8.30am until lunchtime. This will be one of our last plantings at the site and we’d love some help.
If you’ve got an hour or two to spare on that date, please come along. Spades, wheelbarrows and garden tools are appreciated (but not compulsory.) There will be mulch to shovel and garden stakes to hammer in.
Morning tea and lunch provided, please message us via https://www.facebook.com/BlacksmithTreeProject/ or email Amanda at amanda@the13thfloor.com.au for catering purposes.

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Treloar Roses Pruning Day, Saturday 2nd June, 2018

Treloar Roses are having their annual pruning day in the first week of June. Learn all the tips and tricks from the experts on how to prune your roses for best results.  For more details visit their website and view this link.

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Create A Healing Garden Retreat, May 24th, 30th and 31st, 2018

Dirtscape Dreaming is running a 3 day workshop at Woodend on how to creating a healing garden.     Run over 3 days, Cost includes all materials, inspiration + endless cups of tea & coffee.
For more details view this link.

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Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship 2018

Hort Innovation is partnering with the Churchill Trust to develop tomorrow’s leaders of the Australian horticulture industry.

The Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship funds a member of an Australian levy-paying horticulture business to undertake international research on a topic relevant to all of horticulture. Under a new partnership with Hort Innovation, and supported via the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative, three Churchill Fellowships are being offered annually for the next four years (from 2017). Applications for the next Fellowships will commence February 1, 2018. Successful candidates can commence their Fellowship and associated travel in February the following year (2019).

A Churchill Fellowship is a remarkable opportunity to travel overseas for a minimum of four and a maximum of about eight weeks to conduct research into a topic that you are passionate about and have experience in. The Fellowship will be awarded on the basis that the research undertaken will focus on a cross-sectoral issue that provides clear benefit to the entire Australian horticulture sector as a whole. It is for anyone who feels that they have exhausted all research opportunities within Australia and would like to see what overseas currently has to offer.

To find out more about the Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowships or apply, please visit the official website

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